Triptrotting Adds Events and Activities

Santa Monica-based Triptrotting, which helps match travelers with like-minded locals, is expanding this morning, saying that it has added a new "Social Activities" feature to help users find activities by location, date, time, and price. The company said the new feature is aimed at helping users find other like-minded travelers at parties, tours, concerts, trips, and much more. The new feature comes as part of a relaunch of Triptrotting's website, which also includes enhancement of member profiles and other social features. Triptrotting said it now has expanded to over 2,000 cities worldwide. Triptrotting's founders are Aigerim Shorman and Shana Zheng, and the company is backed by Google Ventures, 500 Startups, Idealab, WI Harper Group, Golden Seeds, Seraph Group, Safa Rashtchy and other angels. The company is also part of the Launchpad LA accelerator.